How to maintain a healthy relationship with your Partner

Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you. Walter Winchell

Here are 5 basic elements to keep a healthy relationship going:

#1 You are important

A surprising one to start with but fundamental. No-it doesn’t mean “you are more important than others”, just that you have to love and appreciate who you are in order to attract like for like. Nobody wants a negative person in their life. No-one wants a partner who is constantly feeling that they are worthless. If you generate positive thinking about yourself, you will attract self-minded people who will be happy to share their lives with you.

If you are serious about your relationship, you must ask yourself what do you want from your relationship? It then follows, that if you set high standards for the type of partner you want, or if your partner already sets high standards then you must try and set the same benchmark for yourself. This then moves onto the second element:

#2 Make your partner’s needs your own

In order to make the relationship work, you need to establish what your partner’s needs are and making them your own. Is it security? Encouragement? Commitment? How do they want you to express your mutual understanding? Is it through empathy? Action? Touch?

Once you have an understanding of what your partner wants out of the relationship, and you feel the same, then you are already on the road to maintain a successful relationship. This has to be not only on an intellectual level, but also emotionally. Do not forget yourself, however, it is equally important that this devotion is shared by your partner and it should be reciprocated.

#3 Maintain communication

This means listening as well as talking. Whilst it is important to inform your partner what you feel or want, it works both ways. It is about what you can do for the person you care about. It is essential also that your partner responds in the same way.

Being honest and open with your partner is the key to success. You will have to face the bad times as well as the good, and if you face both with openness and honesty you will succeed in at least maintaining your own integrity. You do not need to avoid conflict. If your partner is worth all your attention, he or she will love you for these qualities you display.

#4 Maintain Trust

If you love them-set them free. If they love you, they are going nowhere. Trust means that you feel safe in the thought that your partner is reliable both physically and emotionally. And it can be built upon to make something strong and worthwhile.

Trust is most important in a relationship. From trust springs respect. Trust is vital during times in the relationship of stress, uncertainty and pain. If there is any doubt in your relationship, you need to go to step 3, or you will both suffer.

#5 Appreciate that you are both different

There are times that you will both disagree and/or realise that you are both different. This is perfectly natural and does not need to be an issue. Indeed, the differences were probably some of the reasons you both found each other interesting and worth further investigation.

It was at these times that you probably found that you had more in common than you initially considered which was the spark that started the fire!

With differences of opinion, you will need to try to understand and appreciate your partner’s position. Do not ignore it.  You already should be aware of your partner’s views on most subjects, and if this is something new, just do what you did originally-just talk about it.

If you can accept and understand the differences, you can build on the aspects that you both already agree on, and you will appreciate the relationship you both have.

Although we confirmed 5 -there is a 6th element…….

KEEP IT GOING!

You have got to this point in your relationship which is healthy. You go forward by following the above-mentioned steps. If something comes up to challenge your relationship, however major or minor, learn from it and keep going. Keeping a healthy relationship is something you must cultivate and maintain, no matter how long the relationship has lasted. It is a process of working on it instinctively every day-and don’t forget-it should be enjoyable and fun-not an ordeal.

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In our previous video regarding relationships, “Creating a healthy relationship with your partner” which complements this post, we explored briefly the 5 basic elements of building up a relationship to be meaningful and successful. If you would like to view this video, please click on this link.

Finally, for the ultimate guide in relationships and a reference source to use for any eventuality, click here.

Ideas to Lose Weight Naturally

Losing weight is always difficult even for the experienced. We are constantly bombarded with the latest fad that promises a revolution in the dieting process.

The following blog really is just simple advice. Here are 10 tips to losing weight naturally:

Drinking (3 Tips)

#1 Drink water before meals

One study showed that drinking water 30 minutes before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months. Water consumption acutely reduces meal energy intake (EI) among middle-aged and older adults.

Test results showed that adults consuming 500 ml water prior to each main meal leads to greater weight loss than a hypocaloric diet alone in middle-aged and older adults.

Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices. You can also drink water an hour after the meal to allow the body to absorb the nutrients.

#2 Drink coffee or tea

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Caffeine boosts your metabolism by 3–11%. The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to lose weight and keep it off.

#3 Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice

The more concentrated sugar and calories in fruit juice can lead to obesity and inappropriate weight gain.

Excessive weight gain is associated with high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and other negative health issues later in life.

Eating (5 Tips)

#1 Choose weight-loss-friendly foods

Such as such as eggs, fish, lean meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and legumes. Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in your body. Having a healthy gut may help protect against inflammation and leptin resistance, which is one of the main hormonal drivers of obesity.

#2 Eat a high protein breakfast

Such as Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs etc.  Studies have shown that adding more protein to your diet is the easiest and most effective way to lose weight. Eating a high-protein breakfast could reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day.

#3 Eat soluble fiber

Also known as roughage, is the part of plant-based foods (grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans) that the body can’t break down. Findings show that soluble fibers may promote weight loss. Fiber supplements like glucomannan can also help.

#4 Base your diet on whole foods

Whole foods are generally those that remain close to their state in nature. They do not have added sugars, starches, flavorings, or other manufactured ingredients. They are not primarily produced in a factory; in this way, they are the opposite of processed foods. They are healthier, more filling, and much less likely to cause overeating than processed foods.

#5 Eat slowly

Eating quickly can lead to weight gain over time, while eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.

Finally, 2 more tips you should try to do regularly

#1 Weigh yourself every day

Studies show that people who weigh themselves every day are much more likely to lose weight and keep it off for a long time.

#2 Get good quality sleep

Sleep is important for many reasons, and poor sleep is one of the biggest risk factors for weight gain.

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For more information on weight-loss, you can click on the link to see the video “5 Tips To Lose Weight”

4 Benefits of Meditation

When you meditate, there is a positive impact on your physical wellbeing, your health, your mental condition and emotional state. In this post, Inzspire looks at 4 benefits of meditation and the effects it has for your wellbeing. There is also a complimentary video below if you want to know more about meditation.

#1 Physical Benefits

The physical benefits of mediation are often overlooked and whilst this is not a definitive list, it gives you a general indication of the value meditation offers you:

Benefits the Cardiovascular System

Meditation essentially consists of extended sitting and controlled breathing. These work to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, leading to less physical tension, which is good for your heath and enhances your energy for physical activities.

Benefits Athletic Performance

Most athletes will tell you that 90% of the game is mental. Meditation improves your concentration, but can also help you with flexibility and balance.

Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Meditation is great for reducing the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, shortness of breath, tingling limbs, muscle tension and more.

Benefits the Immune System

Findings have indicated that regular meditation practice can help people not only fight colds and illness, but can also help slow or control the pain of serious diseases and illnesses.

Benefits Pain Management

Meditation will help recovering from a minor or major injury and assist in dealing with chronic pain and discomfort.

#2 Health Benefits

Here are the common benefits for your health.

A healthy heart

Clinical studies have clearly shown that daily meditation improves blood circulation, decreases blood pressure and lowers the heart rate which is good for your heart.

Better-controlled stress and anxiety

We have a stress hormone called cortisol which is released by the hypothalamus in the brain every time we get into stressful situations. Research had shown that cortisol is greatly reduced when meditating.

A better night’s sleep

Insomnia is a world-wide problem for people. Everyone at some stage has had a sleepless night. Studies have shown that guided meditation has helped sufferers get good quality sleep.

A stronger immune system

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection. What is remarkable is that the immune system keeps a record of every germ it has ever defeated so it can recognise and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the body again. Various studies have shown results that prove meditation improves the immune system functions.

#3 Mental Benefits

As we get older our brain functions gradually deteriorate resulting in memory loss. Meditation helps bolster brain functions thus decelerating memory loss. It also enhances mental agility, alertness, better focus and concentration.


The mental health benefits of meditation include better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and fostering kindness. Meditation also has benefits for your physical health, as it can improve your tolerance for pain and help fight substance addiction.

#4 Emotional Benefits

The brain is the part of the body where meditation can really be of great benefit if performed regularly. Results have proven that we become more capable of coping with negative emotions when we meditate and practice viewing heightened emotions as passing states.

Research shows that gray matter, namely the area of the brain responsible for emotional regulation, planning, and problem-solving — as well as the cortical thickness, responsible for learning and memory–both increase with regular meditation practice. Alternatively, the amygdala, which regulates how we feel stress, fear, and anxiety, responds to meditation by shrinking.

Inflammatory chemicals called cytokines, which are released in response to stress can affect mood, leading to depression. A review of several studies suggests meditation may reduce depression by decreasing these inflammatory chemicals and lead to more positive emotions, longer-lasting emotional stability and heightened focus during daily life.

For more information on Meditation, you can click on the link below to see the video “Meditation For Beginners.”

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